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BuddyBoss Theme for BuddyPress — Wow!

  • Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    I just installed a BuddyPress fully-compatible theme called BuddyBoss. I don’t have it all finally tuned yet with menus and widgets, but I have to say, this is pure fun!

    Having a professional theme makes me want to stop screwing around with the style sheet and just enjoy developing a social site. This theme was only $60, and I spent a full week looking at live demonstrations before I made my decision. I focused my search strictly on BuddyPress compatibility and went with appearances after that. BuddyBoss  moves the standard admin bar links down to buttons and removes the bar altogether. It really looks clean.

    Give it a test run — anyone! I don’t have a site counter and stats tracking, so please don’t worry about that. I just want to share the experience.

    http://www.gumpolen.com

    Username: guest
    Password: guest

    I’m running WordPress 3.5.1 and BuddyPress 1.7 Beta1

    On another note — on another site of mine for practice — today I created my first theme. It’s a child theme. So far all I’ve done is  hook up the ftp settings in my CoffeeCup html editor and created a new style sheet for Twenty Twelve. I applied a one pixel border to the parameter and added radius corners. I’m going to hit the practicing really hard now. I’m excited and really enjoy WordPress.

    Thanks for reading, and thanks to the BuddyPress team for making BuddyPress. You are all great!

    Kevin

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  • Avatar of flyveren
    flyveren
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    @flyveren

    Hey Kevin.. just took a look.. looks like you are have problem integrating buddyboss.. When i viewed your site you where on the 20/10 theme..

    Running buddyboss myselv so let me know if you need any help

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Can I post now?

     

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    Yep. Okay, I couldn’t post for a bit. Yes, I’m working on a problem where I have four posts showing up in the buddypress areas. Everything was perfect until I made a post. Four posts show up, whether as an admin or a regular user.

    I’m installing the current version of BP and I will test my new theme with this. I will post back shortly.

    Thanks @flyveren

    Kevin

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    When I installed 1.7 Beta1, I simply deleted the current version and uploaded the Beta with FileZila and then activated it. I think I didn’t have the Beta working correctly by installing it this way.

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    My BuddyBoss theme works perfectly on 1.7Beta1 on another site of mine where I practice. Are there some core BP files that I can delete on http://www.gumpolen.com so that BP installs as if it’s the first time — when I re-upload it?

    I will try to install it again and see what happens.

    Avatar of flyveren
    flyveren
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    @flyveren

    ill bo on your site as guest ;) lets have a look.. added you as a friend

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @flyveren I got your message by e-mail that you added me as guest, just before I deactivated 1.6.4. I’m not able to upload 1.7Beta1 while inside of WP. I get a message that the file is too big.

    I just finished uploading 1.7 via FileZila, and when I went to activate it, I received this error:

    Warning: require(/home/*****/public_html/gumpolen/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-template-loader.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/*****/public_html/gumpolen/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-1.7Beta1/bp-loader.php on line 401

    I somehow need to reset WP so that I can upload 1.7 as a brand new install. Would you have any suggestions?

    Avatar of flyveren
    flyveren
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    @flyveren

    I would backup you db and then delete the buddypress tables. Delete the files and upload them all over.. before trying to aktivate agian.

    I would also go for the stable version ;) and not the beta version

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @flyveren Okay, I will do as you suggest. I did look around in my db and I couldn’t differentiate the buddypress tables from the rest of the tables. I’m going to read up on this.

    A fella like me that’s new at all of this, I don’t need the Beta version. I have successfully re-installed 1.6.4 and everything is working great. I really like this BuddyBoss theme. My mother is going to like it, too, when she sees it.

    I’m glad to hear that you have this theme as well. If I have any questions, I will send you a mention.

    I do have one concern that although everything is fine now, when it comes time to upgrade to the newest BP version when that time comes, that everything will go as planned. I think there’s something to be said for allowing WordPress the chance to install plugins and themes on its own instead of using FileZilla. I would imagine the final version of BP will be slimmed down to clear entry into WP. Either that or WP will update just prior and relax the upload limitation a bit and allow a slightly bigger BP folder to come up and install.

    I’m going to enjoy my new theme and get building my social site. If you, or anyone, thinks I should clear those tables and reload 1.6.4, please let me know. I’m not afraid to try it. If you think the tables are fine — because my site is running fine — I’ll leave then alone. I just hope when the day comes to upgrade that I’ll be okay. By then, I’ll have a great deal of time invested in my site.

    Thanks for taking the time and helping!

    Kevin

     

    Avatar of flyveren
    flyveren
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    @flyveren

    The Buddyboss guys are good at keeping up on updates ;)

    Avatar of carmeetsroad
    carmeetsroad
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    @carmeetsroad

    Too Pricy for me! :D

    Avatar of Kevin Schafer
    Kevin M. Schafer
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    @km-schafer-1

    @carmeetsroad Really? I would have paid four times that. I would pay $1,000 for a license to download WordPress and activate it. I think it came down from Heaven when no one was looking. :) I enjoy learning WordPress and teaching myself code, but I can appreciate fine craftsmanship. JMHO I want to experience BuddyPress without worrying that something I coded wrong or that my theme is hindering it.

    Peace.

    Kevin

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    cybohmoob
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    @cybohmoob

    Oh man i wished I knew there was BuddyBoss.

    I am new and I rewrote everything from scratch. grrrr.

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    BuddyBoss
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    @buddyboss

    Hey guys! I’m the owner of BuddyBoss and just reading though these comments. We have a mobile version coming out August 15th. You can see the demo here: http://www.buddyboss.com/demo/

    @flyveren Thanks for the compliments :) We work hard to keep everything up to date. This new version is built around BuddyPress 1.7 / 1.8, the way BP now allows any WordPress theme to work with it. We rebuilt it as a standard WordPress theme with our custom features only used when BuddyPress is activated.

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